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Athlete of the Month May 2015 – Shannon Bain

Here in the Athletic Zone we’re all on this  journey ‘to be better’ as a team – What it means to you ‘to be better’, will be different to the next person and their level of compliance and commitment to be better will also be different to yours.

Where ever you are at, one thing is for sure it’s not easy. Is it worth it? You know the answer to that, of course it is. This quest to be better, to constantly challenge yourself and each other is what keeps you coming back day after day, week after week, month after month. This is the CrossFit community, an incredibly supportive, motivating and fun environment that helps people achieve a level of fitness and health that can’t be replicated.

Having the whole support of the AZ group there with you every step of the way sharing your challenges, successes and triumphs cannot be underestimated!

Each month we recognise one of our athletes who may or may not know how much they are inspiring those around them with their achievements in and out of the Athletic Zone.

Our Athlete of the month receives a massage voucher with the Healing House for being an inspiration to others here in the AZ.

Shannon Bain Athlete of the Month May 2015

Shan was part of our soft opening in December and has been one of our most consistent and dedicated athletes since.

Shan quietly goes about her business constantly striving to better each and every session. She is consistent with putting in the time to work on her skills, and gives her best every session. It is with this dedication and persistence that Shan has become one of our top performers.

From all the coaches it gives us pleasure to recognize you as our May Athlete of the Month. Well done Shan and very well deserved.

shannon bain

When did you start doing CrossFit?
When Athletic Zone opened in November

Most Loved WOD/Movement?
Deadlifts

Least Favourite WOD/Movement?
Burpees

Favourite Cheat Meal?
Whatever I feel like at the time. Carbs.

Proudest Accomplishment?
50kg clean & jerk, 100kg deadlift and my team coming second in athletic zone games

What was your goal when joining the Athletic Zone?
Get stronger and fitter, also to learn more Olympic lifting

What is your 6month goal?
10 unassisted pull ups, 60kg clean & jerk, and increase weight on all lifts

Has CrossFit affected your life outside the Gym?
Yes, feeling more motivated to do well at things… it also gives you a great sense of community, which I think is important.

What is your number 1 tip for someone looking to get healthier?
Stay consistent with your nutrition and training & think positive

If you were to create a WOD and name it after yourself, it would be:
500m Row, 50 Double unders, 25 thrusters (F: 30kg, M: 42.5kg), 10 pull ups x 5 for time

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